The Vermont Library Association is pleased to offer a 2012 wall calendar featuring one glorious Vermont library per county for a total of fourteen months. You can spend a beautiful year getting to know Vermont’s public libraries and help support them. Each month provides a window into the history and personality of each library with great pictures, interesting stories and bits of statistics. The 12 x 22 inch format affords plenty of space for writing appointments and includes all major holidays and moon phases. Best of all profits from the sale of each calendar stays with the libraries to support their services. This calendar will make gifts during the great holiday season! The pre-order deadline is September 8, for delivery at the end of October. Contact your local library to pre-order or determine whether they will have stock available for sale in November. For more information, go to www.VLACalendarProject.org.
I have had a number of questions from public libraries about the offer we have made for Recorded Books One-Click Audio.
Here is some new information to consider in addition to the previous post, Multi-Library Subscription to Recorded Books One-Click Digital Downloadable Audiobook Program:
Many of you responded to our survey expressing interest in participating in a collective multi-library subscription to the Recorded Books One-Click Digital Downloadable Audio program.
Please read this letter carefully and take note of important dates (see page 2) for participation.
Dear Librarians and Trustees:
The dates are set! Please put it in your calendar and plan to attend one the 2012 Town Officers’ Education Conference days next April. Please forward this to your Board of Trustees.
Details on the Library and other programs will be sent out early in 2012.
TOEC 2012 Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, April 4 – Hilton, Burlington
Tuesday, April 10 – Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee
Wednesday, April 18 – Rutland/Killington Holiday Inn, Rutland
I write to let you know about FEMA’s announcement about federal aid programs for Vermont disaster recovery,http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=59389. Libraries now come under the “essential community services” category and may be eligible for aid. Hazard mitigation aid for cultural institutions, while difficult to obtain, provides another opportunity for support. COSTEP MA was able to secure funding for a hazard mitigation project following a federally declared disaster in 2010. (The grant was finally approved a few weeks ago; we submitted the first version in 2010 and revised it twice before acceptance.)
The South Carolina State Library is in the process of gathering data for the 4th “Using Web 2.0 to Market and Promote Libraries in the U.S.” survey. The survey is open to all, but is generally completed by public and academic libraries. To see a copy of last year’s results at http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/docs/pr/201012_pr_social_media_survey.pdf
Theannual survey, Using Web 2.0 to Market and Promote Libraries in the U.S., is now open. The survey will close on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:00pm EST.
This is a quick reminder that the Annual Public Library Report and Standards Application is due on or before November 21. There are 75 libraries that haven’t begun the survey, to date. Please take the time to complete this very important report.
You begin at this website: http://collect.btol.com
Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition , ALA, American Management Association, Booklist, GrantSpace, Infopeople, Library 2.0, Library Journal, Lyrasis, Nebraska Library Commission, OCLC, TechSoup, Texas State Library & Archives, University of Wyoming, webex, and WebJunction will be webcasting during November.
In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:
Please note that the deadline for filing for assistance from FEMA for homeowners/individuals/business to file is October 31, 2011 November 15, 2011.